We exceeded our 2016 goal!

764,038 lbs  
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750,000 lbs 

2015-2016 Food Drive Recap

Thank you to all who participated in the 2015 State Employees Food Drive! Through your time, efforts and donations, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) is able to feed over 130,000 people in Sacramento County every month. Your generosity makes it possible for us to provide much needed food assistance to hungry families in our community. We simply would not be able to feed those in need without the support of California State Employees!

Over 100 state agencies, departments and offices, in over 200 locations participated in the 2015 State Employees Food Drive throughout the greater Sacramento metropolitan area. Through the California State Employees' efforts, an amazing 231,088 pounds of food were donated to needy families in our area. In addition, a total of $195,689 was also donated and used to purchase additional food. This is equivalent to a combined total of 720,313 pounds of food, all thanks to you!

The food collected during the State Employees Food Drive was distributed by SFBFS to over 200 local partner agencies. Donated funds purchased bulk items such as rice, peanut butter, dry beans and fresh produce. This is not just a holiday food drive. Thanks to the generous hearts of California State Employees, this effort allows SFBFS to serve families in need for many months after the holidays. We can't thank you enough!


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Important Dates

  • September 29: CDFA reverse food truck event
  • October 11: Kick-off meeting and orientation
  • October 17 - November 4: Barrel delivery
  • November 7 - January 13: Food drive
  • November 18: Turkey Drive
  • December 3, 10 & 20: Volunteer opportunities @ SFBFS
  • January 16 - February 3: Final food and barrel pick-ups
  • February 6: Final day for food drive credit
  • February 21: Wrap-up and awards party